Karolina Muchova of Czech Republic and Coco Gauff of the United States stroll to their benches throughout their Women’s Singles Semifinal match on Day Eleven of the 2023 United States Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2023 in the Flushing community of the Queens district of New York City.
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Play in between Coco Gauff and Karol ína Muchov á throughout a U.S. Open match was stopped Thursday after an ecological protester “glued his feet to the cement floor,” a commentator stated.
The match in between Gauff, of the United States, and Muchov á, of Czechia, was postponed for around 40 minutes.
There were 3 ecological protesters in all in an upper location, Stacey Allaster, competition director, stated in an interview throughout protection of the sporting occasion.
Two of those protesters left silently without event, she stated.
“When security got there they found that one of the protesters had physically glued themselves in their bare feet to the cement floor,” Allaster stated.
Gauff and Muchov á sat throughout the hold-up. An commentator explained it as a demonstration in the “far reaches” of the arena.
The match in between the 2 gamers was at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, which has 24,000 seats.
“NYPD are in the process of resolving a fan disturbance. Play will resume as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience,” U.S. Open Tennis tweeted.
The protester was eliminated, and play has actually resumed.
Police stated the event occurred quickly after 8 p.m., and an examination is continuous. An individual was nabbed without event, authorities stated, however their name was not right away launched.
“We know in these large events, environmental protesters use the platform,” Allaster stated. “Certainly, security will be resuming, along with NYPD, to see what else we can do to prevent it in the future.”
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